IRAN - Mehrab Salehi executed in Yazd on May 15

IRAN - Yazd Central Prison

19 May 2022 :

Mehrab Salehi executed in Yazd on May 15.
Probably a juvenile at the time of the crime
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a young man was executed in Yazd Central Prison on the morning of May 15. His identity has been established as 20-year-old Mehrab Salehi who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
His relatives have told Iran Human Rights that Mehrab was born in February/March 2003 (Esfand) and arrested in December 2019/January 2020 (Dey), making him 16 years old at the time of the alleged offence. Iran Human Rights is working to verify the information through documentation.
Mehrab Salehi was previously taken to the gallows twice and had been able to obtain extensions each time. The victim’s family had demanded 1.5 billion tomans (€35.000) as diya (blood money) instead of retribution, a sum Mehrab’s family were unable to afford.
At the time of writing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media in Iran.


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